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Holocaust

Over 1,000 bodies found in Holocaust-era mass grave in Belarus

Monday, May 20, 2019

In January, memories of the Holocaust were once again brought up when a mass grave was discovered in Brest, Belarus on the construction site of a new luxury apartment block. Since the discovery, the bones of 1,214 people, most believed to have been Jews, were excavated from the site, tangled with shreds of cloth and … Read More

CNN Fact Checks Tlaib’s Holocaust Comments: ‘She Can’t Rewrite History’

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CNN’s John King corrected Representative Rashida Tlaib’s (D., Mich.) revisionist history of the Holocaust on Monday, pointing out that Palestinian leaders supported the German extermination of Jews and violently resisted the creation of a Jewish state. “It was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their … Read More

Israel comes to standstill in somber remembrance of Holocaust victims

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Israel came to a standstill at 10 a.m. Thursday as sirens wailed throughout the country in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. The annual remembrance is one of the most solemn days on Israel’s national calendar, with much of the country all but shutting down to honor … Read More

History is repeating itself, Holocaust survivors warn before March of the Living

Thursday, May 2, 2019

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, Poland — The surge in anti-Semitic attacks in recent years is reminiscent of the pre-World War II era in Europe, a Holocaust survivor warned Wednesday, with others agreeing that anti-Semitism is back in full force, a day before they participate in the annual March of the Living event. “For years, I think a lot … Read More

Israel to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Israel will begin commemorations of Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday evening with a state ceremony to remember the six million Jewish victims of Nazi persecution and to honor the remaining survivors of WW2 atrocities. A state ceremony for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day will be held at 8:00 p.m. local time atop Warsaw Ghetto … Read More

Thousands mourn revered Israeli rabbi and Holocaust survivor

Monday, April 29, 2019

Thousands attended the funeral Sunday for a revered Israeli rabbi and Holocaust survivor known for his especially brutal treatment at the hands of the Nazis and his efforts to memorialise the genocide’s victims. Menahem Mendel Taub, a Hassidic rabbi, died at the age of 96 in Jerusalem on Sunday, drawing tributes from Israeli Prime Minister … Read More

Discovery Channel and PBS to air Holocaust documentaries for Yom Hashoah

Friday, April 26, 2019

JTA — Alan Moskin served in Patton’s 3rd Army as it liberated the Mauthausen concentration camp. The experience, he said in an unintentional wordplay, was “tattooed right here on my heart, on my soul.” He didn’t share what he saw — not with his parents or siblings, not his wife and children — until 50 … Read More

Shocking Einstein letters, revealing ‘Hitler-insanity,’ up for auction

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A series of letters from Albert Einstein will be auctioned later this week, with the messages touching on a number of topics, including his thoughts on Jewish people’s rights to defend themselves, the rise of anti-Semitism at the time and “Hitler-insanity.” The three letters, all published prior to the start of World War II, give fresh … Read More

Vatican to open archives on WWII-era pope accused of silence on Holocaust

Monday, March 4, 2019

Declaring that the church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews for staying silent on the Holocaust. Francis told officials and personnel of the Vatican Secret Archives that the archive would be … Read More